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Dead Man Down Reviews

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September 5, 2017
Dead Man Down isn't deeply satisfying but is well filmed and performed - and proof you can make a workable New York thriller with a bunch of Europeans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2016
An innocuous, unappealing and in the end an absurdly violent revenge gangster film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 9, 2016
Not all of it hits its mark, but when the picture starts to gain momentum at the hour mark, its distinctiveness sets in. And it's almost startling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 11, 2014
The cast does all that they can, but, by the end, Dead Man Down plays as a confused, noble misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 6, 2014
It gives us no real themes to marinate upon, yet it gives us very little memorable action in which to revel. It's simply a mish-mosh and a shame.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 22, 2013
The plot and characters of pulpy revenge thriller Dead Man Down are pure B-movie stuff, yet stars Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace lend the film unexpected class and conviction.
July 8, 2013
While Dead Man Down has a talented cast in Farrell, Rapace, and Howard, it ends up being a rather bland take on the revenge thriller, offering nothing new or stimulating to the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 8, 2013
It's more American nightmare than any manner of dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 12, 2013
Suppose Armand Assante had played the mother, not as a father, as a mother. Suppose Isabelle Huppert had taken the Colin Farrell part. This may be no more than playful, but heaven knows Dead Man Down needs as much of that as it can get.
June 4, 2013
Dead Man Down is Oplev demonstrating the same great cinematic sense he did with Millenium Series, and that revenge is never a straight line, it's a thorny bramble.
May 24, 2013
A scatter-brained plot never quite works itself out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 20, 2013
The plot takes a bit too long to get any traction and consequently the film feels rather long. Still, I like the fusion of Hollywood and European filmmaking sensibilities
May 20, 2013
Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace are a knockout combination, their relationship grounded on a knife's edge of destruction
May 10, 2013
There are a couple of decent action scenes but this is just too ridiculous to be taken as seriously as it expects to be. With a slight re-edit, it could be re-released as Naked Gun 4.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2013
It's a modern-day, edgy love story at heart ... The climatic ending ... is pretty spectacular ... Though nothing new, it's beautifully realised and shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2013
Needless to say, the whole thing builds towards a big shoot-out, but none of the action is executed with any verve or style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 5, 2013
Dead Man Down is a self-consciously dark movie that's ultimately let down by JH Wyman's script.
May 4, 2013
As with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Oplev uses darkness to convey atmosphere despite the overt crispness of the movie's digital look. Some old-fashioned celluloid grain would have done it the world of good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2013
A sturdy potboiler that's directed with a European sense of space and rhythm, accepting of character flaws, and generous with time for characters to breathe and develop at their own pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2013
[Rapace] will be enough to send some to this urban thriller but the film will send them away disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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